Permissible Activities

Save the Date: Webinar – Are My Peacebuilding Activities Permissible?

The 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project had a chilling effect on peacebuilders working abroad and left practitioners worrying that their work might run afoul of US counterterrorism law. Seven years later, many of those same questions persist, but there are guideposts. Mark your calendars for an informative webinar: Tuesday, October 17 View the recording  George Foote, a lawyer with Dorsey, serves as outside general counsel to the

Webinar – Are My Peacebuilding Activities Permissible?

The 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project had a chilling effect on peacebuilders working abroad and left practitioners worrying that their work might run afoul of US counterterrorism law. Seven years later, many of those same questions persist, and the current administration presents additional uncertainties. No new guidance has been issued since the landmark Supreme Court decision, but there are guideposts. Hear from two dynamic speakers who will

2019-07-22T09:53:37-04:00October 17th, 2017|CSN Events, Know Your Rights, Permissible Activities|

Permissible Activities for Peacebuilders: New Resource

A new resource on our website outlines permissible activities for peacebuilders. The fact sheet is based on statements by U.S. officials in the Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project case. Since that Supreme Court decision, peacebuilders have faced significant uncertainty as to what communications with Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) remain permissible under the prohibition on material support of terrorism in 18 USC 2339B. The lack of clarity about how it should be interpreted and

2019-07-17T09:56:34-04:00September 27th, 2017|Permissible Activities|

Analysis: Permissible Activities for Peacebuilders – Based on Statements by U.S. Officials

Since the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (HLP), peacebuilding organizations have faced significant uncertainty as to what communications with Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) remain permissible under the prohibition on material support of terrorism in 18 USC 2339B.  Although there have been no prosecutions for peacebuilding activities since the decision, the lack of clarity about how it should be interpreted and applied has created a

2019-07-17T09:58:04-04:00April 14th, 2017|Analysis, PeaceBuilding, Permissible Activities|